Drachm of Kingdom of Syria with bust of Alexander I Balas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
152–144 B.C.


Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 283.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.112

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed bust of Alexander I Balas to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo seated on omphalos to left, holds arrow in right hand, bow in left.
Ground line. Monogram in exergue.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields.

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour